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Memorable Manitobans: Hugh Mackenzie (1884-1949)

Businessman, veteran.

Born in Castletown, Caithnesshire, Scotland, in 1884, after living in Glasgow and South Africa, he came to Winnipeg in 1907, where he later became president of Mackenzie Storage Limited. A man who served with the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders in both world wars, he joined the 43rd Camerons following the outbreak of the First World War. Just prior to the Second World War, he was made commanding officer of the regiment.

A member of the reserve of officers at the time of his death, he also served on the Winnipeg city council as alderman for Ward One (1939-1940). He was a past president of the Manitoba Curling Association, United Scottish Association, and the Caledonians. Also a 32nd degree Mason, member of the Scottish Rite and the Khartum Temple of the Shrine, he belonged to the Civic-Caledonian Curling Club, Carleton Club, and the Winnipeg Rotary Club as well. He and his wife Jane shared four children: Hugh John Mackenzie, Mrs. William Goodall, Mrs. C. W. Ferguson, and Mrs. Robert Randolph.

He died at his Winnipeg residence, 415 Cambridge Street, on 11 February 1949 and was buried in Brookside Cemetery.


“Lt.-Col. Hugh Mackenzie veteran of 2 wars, dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 12 February 1949. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B10, page 83]

This page was prepared by Sarah Ramsden.

Page revised: 17 July 2010

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